2017 Challenges

The ending dates for each challenge are a month earlier than shown. I added an extra month because the UBB Reading Challenge widget doesn’t show or count the books until the review is posted, which is sometimes after the challenge officially ends.

 

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017

Host: The Bookwyrms Hoard
Progress: 4/24 (17%)

17
  1. Spin to Knit: The Knitter's Guide to Making Yarn by Shannon Okey
  2. Rock Point by Carla Neggers
  3. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
  4. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts

I’ve read 14 books so far this year that qualify for The Backlist Reader Challenge. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.) That puts me ahead of my goal of 24 books for the year. Titles I’ve already reviewed are listed above. Below are the titles I haven’t reviewed yet:

  1. Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey
  2. The Hexed by Heather Graham (Krewe of Hunters #13; I’m not reading them in order.)
  3. The Next Always by Nora Roberts (Inn BoonsBoro #1)
  4. The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #2)
  5. The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (InnBoonsboro #3)
  6. Can’t Wait by Jennifer Ryan (Montana Men #0.5; novella)
  7. Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters Island #1)
  8. Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters Island #2)
  9. Face the Fire by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters Island #3)
  10. Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts (Gallaghers of Ardmore #3)

 

Take Control of Your TBR 2017

Take Control of Your TBR 2017

Host: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Progress: 2/10 (20%)
1 March, 2017 — April 2, 2017
In Progress

20
  1. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
  2. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts

Take Control of Your TBR 2017 runs from March 1 to March 31, 2017. It’s for books on your TBR that were published before March 1, 2017. My goal was 10 books. As of March 17, I’ve finished only 3. Uh-oh! I’m not sure how many more I can squeeze in, given the ARCs already on my schedule. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them here on the blog.) Books above are ones I’ve reviewed on the blog; books below are waiting for reviews.

  1. Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts (Gallaghers of Ardmore #3)
  2. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal – GR review added to Take Control
  3. Dangling by a Thread by Lea Waite (Mainely Needlepoint #4) — currently reading

 

COYER Blackout (2016-17)

COYER Blackout (2016-17)

Host: Berls, Michelle, & Stormi
Progress: 6/12 (50%)
17 December, 2016 — 3 April, 2017
In Progress

50
  1. A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
  2. Somebody Like You by Donna Alward
  3. Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh
  4. Rock Point by Carla Neggers
  5. His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan
  6. Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller

COYER is over. I read 12 books that count toward COYER Blackout, so technically I met my goal. (They won’t show up in the progress bar until I’ve reviewed them.) Titles I’ve already reviewed are listed above. Below are the titles I haven’t reviewed yet:

  1. Sacred Evil by Heather Graham ($0.99)
  2. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (ARC)
  3. Death and the Gravedigger’s Angel by Loretta Ross (ARC)
  4. Breathless by Beverly Jenkins (ARC)
  5. Someone to Love by Donna Alward (ARC)
  6. Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward (ARC)
  7. Can’t Wait by Jennifer Ryan (novella; $0.99)

 

Newbery Medal Challenge

Newbery Medal Challenge

Host: La La in the Library
Progress: 0/96 (0%)
In Progress

0

None yet!

The Newbery Medal Challenge is an open-ended (no time limit) challenge to read all the Newbery Medal winners. Here’s the complete list, with the books I’ve read in bold. Since I read most of these well before I started blogging, I haven’t reviewed any of them yet, so they don’t show up in the progress bar.

2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
2014: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by L.A. Schlitz
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
2004: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1989: Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1983: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt
1982: A Visit to William Blake’s Inn by Nancy Willard
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1980: A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by M.D. Taylor
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by R.C. O’Brien
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L.Konigsburg
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1964: It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1954: …And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by W. Pène du Bois
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon
1934: Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigsl
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by E. Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by E. Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by D.G. Mukerji
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon